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  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad. In the commercial, airing during the fourth quarter of the Super… More ▸

  • Will Lena Dunham be a Vogue cover girl?

    Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants to appeal to a younger, hipper audience, and she’s reportedly hoping Lena Dunham can help. The fashion queen set up a “top secret, private dinner” to woo Dunham, according to Radaronline.com. There’s also a chance Wintour wants the “Girls” creator on the magazine’s cover. “Anna is trying to seduce Lena… More ▸

  • Natalie Portman on why she’s a Jewish role magnet

    If you like to think of Natalie Portman as the typical (if slightly better looking than average) Jewish woman, you’re not alone. It appears Hollywood does, too. Gracing the cover of Marie Claire’s November issue, the “Thor” star told the mag that the industry tries to typecast her. Here’s a  passage from the interview: “Like,… More ▸

  • Scarlett Johansson is the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

    Esquire magazine has named Scarlett Johansson the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2013. The 28-year-old “Don Jon” star is the only person to earn the title twice, having first scored the crown back in 2006. A couple of other related “seconds”: Johansson, who in the seven years since her first win has married and divorced Ryan… More ▸

  • Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’ bad for the Jews?

    Apparently lots and lots of sex isn’t the most potentially offensive thing about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest film “Don Jon.” The Italian American One Voice Coalition has accused the Jewish actor/director of promoting “racist stereotypes” in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Here we go again with the same shop-worn, racist stereotypes of Italian Americans… More ▸

  • Jewish(ish) highlights from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

    After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blew a shofar in a VMA promo video, we were hopeful last night’s event would be full of fantastic Jewish moments. Not so much, unfortunately, but here’s what we managed to scrape together. The awards ceremony took place in the Barclays Center, which is in Brooklyn, which is, last time we… More ▸

  • Portman, Ad-Rock, and Hoffman, oh my

    Lately there’s been some buzz about a few interesting Jewish stars (possibly) lined up for some interesting films. Here, the low-down on where you might next see some of your favorite actors. * In what seemed like about five seconds after everyone you knew had read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” the news hit that Reese… More ▸